NASA Building 12 Wind Turbines

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The Building 12 wind turbine installation was originally designed as an effort to further the sustainability practices of NASA Johnson Space Center through a high-visibility education and demonstration project. It was hoped this project could provide onsite generation while aiding in compliance with mandates regarding renewable energy production at federal buildings. Completed in December 2014, the NASA Building 12 installation consists of four Urban Green Energy Eddy GT turbines. The project was constructed as part of a larger Building 12 renovation that included other sustainability initiatives such as a green roof. Developers originally intended to utilize Tangarie GALE 5-KW VAWTs, but the manufacturer went out of business after the order was placed. While a resource assessment was conducted prior to turbine installation, project developers had already committed to the turbine purchase prior to its completion, resulting in the final installation being located in a low-wind-resource site.

The following information about this project is available on OpenEI:

NASA Building 12 Wind Turbines Phase 1 Data

Phase 2 data will be posted when it is available.

Installation and Commissioning Documentation

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Installation and Commissioning Sheet